10 November 2005
A PAIR OF GERMAN WHITE-PAINTED, GILT-GESSO AND PARCEL-GILT DEMI-LUNE PIER TABLES
Each with white-marble top above a palm-swagged frieze centred by a sun flower, on eagle's head monopodia, joined by crossed arrows centred by foliate-patterned roundels, one marble top replaced, redecorated, both with 'EBBUTT'S (CROYDON) LTD.' depository label
35 in. (89 cm.) high; 43 in. (109 cm.) wide; 20½ in. (52 cm.) deep (2)
Acquired from Mallett by the previous owners as part of Stéphane Boudin of Maison Jansen's scheme of decoration.
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The tables are conceived as antique altars with Grecian palm-flowered friezes. Their fluted pillars incorporate eagle-heads and lion-feet evoking the chimerical griffin sacred to Apollo and are joined by trophies of the hunter-deity's arrows.
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